Saturday, December 27, 2014

1973 Profile: Robert James

No. 20
"A real surprise for the Bills, who, in turn, were a surprise on pass defense because of him. James had only one interception for the season but played strong as the Bills finished seventh overall among all NFL teams on pass defense. His one steal, however, preserved Buffalo's exciting 24-17 upset of the Washington Redskins. He bumps-and-runs with the best cornerbacks in the game.
James went to the Bills as a free agent in 1969, first playing with the special teams. In 1970, he started at the corner and in 1971, he intercepted four passes to lead the team. He reached his peak in 1972 when he was chosen to play in the Pro Bowl. He's the first player from Fisk to start in the pros."

-Jim Benagh, The Complete Handbook of Pro Football, 1973 Edition

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